Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

9 days / 8 nights
    Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

    Cruise Asia

    from 30 January 2021 to 7 February 2021
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Dubai
    Arrival Port : Muscat

    Ship : LE JACQUES CARTIER

    • Ref : X300121

    PONANT invites you on an all-new 9-day cruise between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, departing from Dubai. Come aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.

    From fascinating and futuristic Dubai, your ship will take you towards Abu Dhabi, the booming capital of the United Arab Emirates. You will be able to make the most of this day to visit the fantastic new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. 

    You will then stop off at the nature reserve of the island of Sir Bani Yas, a veritable wildlife sanctuary, before setting sail for Doha in Qatar. In this city blending tradition and modernity, next to the most recent skyscrapers, you will discover a superb museum home to treasures of Islamic art, and the sparkling colours of the Waqif souk which brings the heart of the old town to life.

    Le Jacques-Cartier will then drop anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you will be able to explore aboard a traditional boat, before arriving in the Gulf of Oman.

    In the charming port of Sour, on the far south of the peninsula, you will discover maritime traditions that date back a thousand years. Today, they still build dhows there. These are the typical boats that were used to transport goods on the spice route.

    At the end of your cruise, do not miss out on visiting Muscat, your final port, and its Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is like a palace from the Arabian Nights.

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    Highlights

    • An all-new itinerary discovering the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman.
    • Discovery of the treasures of Islamic culture, between tradition and modernity.
    • Overnight stay in Dubai.
    • Visit of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
    • Discovery of exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.
    • From Abu Dhabi: visit of the Cultural Sites of Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • After your cruise: from Muscat, possibility of visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the Bahla Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      AU$13,770
      AU$7,180
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 4
      AU$14,650
      AU$7,620
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5
      AU$15,130
      AU$7,860
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      AU$15,590
      AU$8,090
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$21,290
      AU$10,940
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      AU$21,290
      AU$10,940
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      AU$21,290
      AU$10,940
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$21,290
      AU$10,940
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
      AU$23,010
      AU$11,800
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
      AU$23,730
      AU$12,160
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      AU$24,450
      AU$12,520
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      AU$24,450
      AU$12,520
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$25,210
      AU$12,900
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$25,210
      AU$12,900
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      AU$24,080
      AU$13,290
      Not Available
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    LE JACQUES CARTIER

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    LE JACQUES CARTIER

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the sixth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Jacques Cartier will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    30 January 2021 – Dubai

    Dubai

    Embarkation 30/01/2021 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 30/01/2021 at 00H00 .

    Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 metres, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits of the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.

    31 January 2021 – Dubai

    31 January 2021 – Dubai

    Arrival 31/01/2021. Departure 31/01/2021 late evening.

    Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 metres, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits of the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.

    1 February 2021 – Abu Dhabi

    1 February 2021 – Abu Dhabi

    Arrival 01/02/2021 early morning. Departure 01/02/2021 evening.

    The political capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi stands out thanks to its exceptional cultural offering. In the Saadiyat Island district, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel as a museum town inspired by traditional Arab architecture, creates a dialogue between objects and works from civilisations from all over the world around the great universal questions. A little further, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts a sumptuous decor of marble, gold and glass. Abu Dhabi is also the gateway to the Al Ain oasis and its 150,000 date palms, a remarkable testimony to the settling of nomads in the region since Neolithic times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    2 February 2021 – Sir Bani Yas

    2 February 2021 – Sir Bani Yas

    Arrival 02/02/2021 mid morning. Departure 02/02/2021 late afternoon.

    3 February 2021▸4 February 2021 – Doha

    3 February 2021▸4 February 2021 – Doha

    Arrival 03/02/2021 at night. Departure 04/02/2021 early morning.

    On the banks of the Persian Gulf, discover Doha, the capital of Qatar. Rising out of the desert, the city has managed to maintain its traditions in spite of a frantic race for modernity. The cliff bordering Doha Bay has magnificent views over the city centre’s enormous constructions. The silhouette of the Museum of Islamic Art rises up near the quays, where the region’s typical sailboats, known as dhows, are docked. This “fortress”, designed by Ming Pei, the architect of the Louvre pyramid, is home to the finest collections of Islamic art in the world. Not far, the lively district of Souq Waqif and its colourful stalls are also an unmissable visit.

    5 February 2021 – Khasab

    5 February 2021 – Khasab

    Arrival 05/02/2021 early morning. Departure 05/02/2021 midday.

    6 February 2021 – Sur

    6 February 2021 – Sur

    Arrival 06/02/2021 early afternoon. Departure 06/02/2021 early evening.

    7 February 2021▸6 February 2021 – Muscat

    Muscat

    Disembarkation 07/02/2021 at 07H00 .

    Unlike neighbouring metropolises, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman has chosen to ban towers and skyscrapers and to cultivate the peninsula’s traditional and refined architectural style: low houses, domes, moucharaby windows, and wooden balconies. This authenticity adds to the charm of this small former maritime city protected by mountains and the forts constructed by the Portuguese in the 16th century. There is no doubt that you will fall under the charm of the treasures of Omani craftsmanship: the souk in the old district of Mutrah is a perfect example of this, as is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, reputed to have the world’s largest hand-made carpets.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Oman : a visa is mandatory. When arriving by air, the visa can be obtained at the airport. When arriving by sea, the visa will be obtained and charged onboard (15€ subject to change).

    • Qatar - Visa issued onboard (at no charge)

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